These top tunes will get you humming as we take you back to 90s Ireland
If the 90s is a time you look back on fondly, this will prove to be quite nostalgic. Over the years, we have learned some pretty great songs by Irish artists, and the 90s was a year like no other.
There is no doubt that if one of these songs comes on the radio or a playlist, you will instantly be taken back to 90s Ireland. So how many do you recognise? Here are the top ten songs that bring you back to 90s Ireland.
10. ‘Swear it Again’ by Westlife – the beginning of Westlife
Westlife became known to us in 1998 and since then has had hit after hit, which has become world-famous, yet this classic is one that instantly takes us back.
‘Swear it Again’ was released in 1999 and ended up being their first number one and being a song we all know the lyrics to to this day.
9. ‘Sing it Back’ by Moloko – the epic party song
Moloko, the Irish/English Electronic duo, created a backyard banger which will go down in history as one of the best songs of the 90s.
This is one of the top songs that bring us back to 90s Ireland and is one that puts us in a good mood whenever it comes on. An absolute classic from 1999.
8. ‘Dreams’ by The Cranberries – one of the most famous 90s songs ever
When we think of 90s Ireland, we can’t help but think of The Cranberries, one of the best Irish rock bands of all time. Especially this song, which is still widely heard today. Yet, when we hear this iconic tune, we cannot help but be transported back to 90s Ireland.
7. ‘C’est La Vie’ by B*Witched – the song we hated to love
There is not a single person in Ireland who doesn’t know this song, and whether we like to admit it or not, it will stick in our minds for years to come.
It may not be the best song to come out of Ireland, but B*Witched certainly made the 90s more unique with this 1998 hit we all loved.
6. ‘No Matter What’ by Boyzone – the slow melodic tune that takes us back
Boyzone was one of the top boy bands of the 90s and well into the 2000s, with a range of tunes we all know and love, yet this slow tune from 1998 is undoubtedly one of those songs that bring us back to 90s Ireland. The soft melody and simple lyrics made it an easy song to listen to, which made it a favourite.
5. ‘Crazy World’ by Aslan – a Dublin rock song from the 90s
The popular Dublin group Aslan released this single in 1993, and the music can still be heard around the place to this day, making it a firm favourite when it comes to 90s Irish songs. This song brings everyone together, especially when the chorus kicks in!
4. ‘Runaway’ by The Corrs – just one of many Corrs hits
There was something so great about The Corrs – the Irish family band who hailed from Dundalk, that we just loved.
The hits they released throughout the 90s stayed with us, and we can all remember songs such as ‘So Young’, ‘I Never Really Loved You Anyway’, and of course, ‘Runaway’ from 1995. If you went to school in the 90s, then check out these top 10 Irish songs you learned at school.
3. ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ by Sinead O’ Connor – a 1990 song written by Prince
Could there be a more popular 90s song out there? We think not! This song from 1990 was originally written by Prince in 1989, and a version was then recorded by Sinead O’Connor, which became an international hit, making it one of the top songs that brings you back to 90s Ireland.
2. ‘Sweetest Thing’ by U2 – one of our favourites from 1998
We couldn’t have a list of songs that bring you back to 90s Ireland without an entry by U2. ‘The Sweetest Thing’ is a song that we all know and love.
This 1998 classic is one that instantly lightened the mood and could be played almost any time you wanted to hear something upbeat.
1. ‘Zombie’ by The Cranberries – a song of protest from 1993
This protest song is one of the most famous Irish songs, and playing this immediately brings you back to 90s Ireland when things weren’t exactly rosy across the country.
This emotional yet compelling song was a big hit then and still brings us back to 90s Ireland whenever it is played.
So, there it is – our list of the top ten songs that bring you back to 90s Ireland. How many do you know?